DOHA, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The Qatar Football Association has
been fined $2,000 for failing to send a player to a pre-match
news conference, Asian Cup organisers said on Thursday.
Each team must send the coach and a starting player to the
media conference before every match, the Asian Football
Confederation (AFC), organisers of the 16-team tournament, said.
North Korea and Iraq also failed to send a player to their
media conferences but no verdict had been given by the AFC
disciplinary committee on their cases.
Qatar coach Bruno Metsu could also be punished by the
disciplinary committee after he failed to give a one minute
interview to the AFC after a match.
The coaches of both sides and the game's man-of-the-match
must complete a minute-long interview for the tournament's
official website after each game.
Organisers also said United Arab Emirates coach Srecko
Katanec would face a disciplinary hearing after he failed to
stop in the mixed zone to talk to the media after his side drew
with North Korea on Tuesday.
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